20 Apr April 22, 2015 – Innovation (& Playboy) Writer Jonathan Littman & 4 Lenses of Innovation Rowan Gibson
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Jonathan Littman – Founder of Snowball Narrative, Contributing Editor at Playboy, Writer for Forbes, The Los Angeles Times and Author of The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America’s Leading Design Firm
Jonathan Littman has been a Contributing Editor at Playboy, a writer for Forbes and The Los Angeles Times and a Columnist at Huffington Post. He writes about innovation,technology and sports. In addition to being a Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of San Francisco, Jonathan is a winner of the New York Press Club Award and the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism. His clients include Gillette, Estee Lauder, Garmin, Sony, Lululemon, the Gap and Deckers Brands. Jonathan has published eight works of non-fiction with major NY houses including co-authoring the international bestsellers “The Art of Innovation” and “Ten Faces of Innovation” (over 700,000 copies sold worldwide in 20 languages). His true crime books, “The Fugitive Game” and “The Watchman,” have been translated into more than fourteen languages and optioned for films. Jonathan has just launched Smartup.life, an innovation hub.
Rowan Gibson – Innovation Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author of The Four Lenses of Innovation: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking
Rowan Gibson is recognized as one of the world’s top thought leaders on business innovation. He has been labeled “Mr. Innovation”, “the Innovation Grandmaster”, “the W. Edwards Deming of innovation” and “a guru among the gurus.” Rowan is the internationally bestselling author of three books on business strategy and innovation which have been published in over 20 languages. His new book, “The Four Lenses of Innovation,” gives a practical tool for radical business creativity. He is one of the world’s most in-demand public speakers, and in just the last five years alone, he has delivered keynote speeches in 60 countries around the world. In addition, he has authored dozens of business articles, columns and blogs and he has been interviewed frequently by Forbes, CNN, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, and BBC World Service.